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spontaneous violence? why the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya -- on the consulate in libya may be the work of terrorists. >> welcome to news4 today. we're going to take a live look outside right now. at 5:00 a.m., 64 degrees out there. continued, wonderful, fabulous, spectacular weather in the nation's capital. this is as good as it gets. >> all those adjectives absolutely worked, tom kierein, don't you think? >> i am out of words. i am speechless. it's been so gorgeous. and it continues. and here this morning, not quite as dry as it has been the last couple of mornings. a little bit of patchy fog in some of the rural areas, but we have another clear sky, the autumn constellations are up. jupiter, that's a bright spot on the southern sky. venus rising with a thin crescent moon. we have a little bit of fog in some of the rural areas because it has turned a little more humid, but it's cool again. most of these areas, maryland,
virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by 6:00 a.m., we'll be into the mid 50s under a clear sky. sunrise is at 6:48. by noontime, another gorgeous middle of the day, mid 70s, low humidity. and back home from work and school by mid afternoon near 80 and late afternoon the upper 70s. another hometown forecast, a look at your traffic this morning. >> good morning, tom. let's start with the rails this morning. not seeing any delays on the rails, but if you're taking camden train number 843, there will be no working restrooms today. avoid the extra cup of coffee. i'm doing you a favor. let's head to the roadways. no issues around the area, except still seeing some road work. we'll take a look at that.
traveling westbound, they're picking up the cones right now. still up, though, in the right lane. so if you stick to the left, things are fine, but volume still pretty light in this area. eastbound, clear outside the beltway on i-66. and no issues as we head inside the beltway. here's a live look as you make your way past spout run parkway. traveling east, you're driving at 61 miles per hour. that drive taking 11 minutes. i'm back in ten. back over to you. we're also following a developing story in that region. u.s. investigators say the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans may have been a well-coordinated attack. they suspect the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, tuesday was planned to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. they just used protests over that anti-muslim video as a cover for their plot. a team of about 40 marines specializing in anti-terrorism
is now in tripoli to beef up security around the u.s. embassy there. meanwhile, the pentagon is moving two warships to the libyan coast. they don't have specific mission but they do give the military more flexibility to launch any mission president obama orders. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed with on their way back to the u.s. a must military helicopter left tripoli yesterday with the bodies and arrived in germany before heading to the u.s. other victims who were injured in the attack were also onboard, as were more than two dozen people evacuated from the
consulate. these protest over that internet video are continuing today in the middle east. this is just outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. today's demonstrations are much more subdued than tuesday's when protesters scaled the walls of the complex there and destroyed an american flag. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night just outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off from george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. stevens is the sixth u.s. ambassador killed on duty. the last one was adolph dubs, who died in afghanistan in 1979. mitt romney is taking heat from his own party even as he tries to refocus on the campaign trail. romney will hold a rally at van dyke park at noon. this comes a day after he called the white house disgraceful for its response to tuesday's attack on the consulate in libya. fellow republicans are distancing themselves from rom
ne -- romney's comments, but he is standing by them. >> the white house appeared to issue an apology for american principles. i believe when a mistake of is made of that significance, you speak out. >> the white house fired back saying it was shocked that romney tried to politicize the attacks. virginia is decision 2012 central today. michelle obama will be in the commonwealth speaking to people in richmond at 2:00 this afternoon. then she'll head to fredericksburg. there she will speak to the campaign's grass roots network at the university of mary washington around 5:00 tonight. the president is setting his sights over winning over some votes in the western swing state. president obama arrived in aurora, colorado, overnight after a campaign speech in las vegas. later today he will speak at a grass roots rally in golden, colorado. golden is located in jefferson county, which helped the president to win in 2008, but was previously considered a red county. that is making it a popular
battleground with both mitt romney and paul ryan having visited in recent weeks. today we will learn just how long the federal reserve expects interest rates to remain at record lows. fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference this afternoon after two days of meetings by the reserve's open market committee. he's expected to announce that interest rates will remain near zero percent into 2015. also in the day ahead, hundreds will gather here in washington to remember the man who took a giant leap for mankind. politicians, space explorers and the public will gatter to honor neil armstrong's life and legacy at 10:00 this morning at the national cathedral. the ceremony will be broadcast live on nasa's and the national cathedral's websites. armstrong died last month at the age of 82. he will be buried at sea tomorrow. local power companies will
be in the spotlight today. the june storm that knock out power to thousands of people -- the panel will hear from pepco, bge, among others. the commission set time aside for another hearing tomorrow if they receive enough feedback. >> it is now 5:07. some college students in maryland voicing concerns about safety after an on-campus shooting. also ahead, not the right way to deal with a police officer, a grandmother's anger boils over after being stopped for speeding. plus, new concerns about the effectiveness of the whooping cough vaccine. how long will this weather be around? anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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breaking news right now out of the middle east. want to show you some brand-new pictures just coming into our newsroom. protesters have stormed the u.s. embassy compound in yemen. this video just coming into us. there have been some conflicting reports, but now we understand witnesses stay demonstrators have not actually breached the building that houses the embassy office but did set some tires on fire, as you can see here, they burned an american flag once they got inside a security -- a wall, essentially, that's been set up outside the actual building. and as has been the case in egypt and libya, these protesters triggered by that anti-muslim video apparently produced by an american. we'll stay on top of this as
well as the other developments from the middle east throughout the morning. time for weather and traffic. tom kierein with our forecast. looks great out there, tom. >> yeah, that's a live view from our nbc 4 hd city camera early this thursday morning under a clear sky once again. another beautiful morning under way. we have a little bit of fog in some of the low lying areas. right now, it's another cool start, too. look at the temperatures all around the region in the 50s. that includes montgomery, prince george's, arlington, fairfax counties. hometown forecast for frederick, but 7:00 a.m. in the low 50s, and sunny for the noon hour. upper 70s by then. hour by hour, throughout the day today, a similar pattern, low humidity, lots of sunshine, peaking near 80 by mid afternoon. a look at traffic now. >> right now checking on the roadways, not really seeing any
accidents to concern yourself with. overnight road work is in the process of being picked up. that's good news. let's check things out if you're traveling on 295 between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway. no issues to report there. let's head to i-95 in maryland at 198. a live look right now, traffic flowing without issue. southbound travel speed, not bad at all. fast, 65 miles per hour right now. that drive taking nine minutes. i'm back in ten. back over the you. it may soon be a lot harder to buy a big gulp in the big apple. also ahead, a high speed chase where the witnesses, not the crooks, made off with th heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america?
i'll give it to you in a minute. >> no, you give it to me now or i'm going to take you to jail. >> well, go ahead. >> okay. >> i fought the law and -- we'll see. a texas woman is accusing police officers of overreacting and injuring her during a routine traffic stop. the police officer pulled 77-year-old lynn bedford over for speeding. she refused to hand over her driver's license, so the officer eventually arrested her. bedford has hired an attorney, but the city of keen is standing by the officer saying he asked her four times for her license and she refused to give it to him. police in los angeles are still searching for two suspects after a bizarre car chase. four men robbed a bank, then hopped in a getaway car. they drove to a local neighborhood and starting throwing the cash out the window. two of the suspects were able to get away as crowds of people
surrounding the car to try and grab some of that money. police eventually caught two of the men. students at a maryland college say they don't feel safe after a shooting on campus. investigators say a man walked on to a campus into the student center at morgan state university, shot a man and then ran off. the victim was shot in the stomach. he is expected to be okay. university officials put the campus on lockdown and sent students a text alert about the shooting. neither the suspect nor the victim is a student there. some students say that is a big problem. >> i don't feel say. i feel like my life could be in danger at any given moment, so i always have to look over my shoulder because you don't know what you could do wrong or how you are approaching someone in this type of environment. even though it's ungated and an open campus and anyone can come on. >> a school spokesman says the university encourages nonstudents to enjoy the campus and its facilities. investigators say there could be possible security video of the
shooter leaving the student center. a 14-year-old boy has won a discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious pennsylvania boarding school that refused to enroll him because he is hiv positive. the milton-hershey school will have to pay the boy and his family $700,000. the school originally refused to admit the honor roll student because they said he would be a threat to the health and safety of other students. the school has since changed their policy on hiv positive students. it will also provide hiv training to students and staffers. chicago mayor rahm emanuel says it is time for the city's 350,000 students to get back into the classroom while the city's teachers union and the school board negotiate a new contract. chicago teachers are striking for a fourth day today. the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement. the impasse remains over a new evaluation process. the union is playing down the chances of a quick resolution.
police busted a booze theft right at new york's jfk airport. officers arrested 15 sky chef employees and three security guards. police say the workers stole 100,000 mini liquor bottles along with duty-free bottles. more than $750,000 worth of liquor and other items. today, new yorkers may have to say goodbye to those super sized drinks. an 11-member panel for the city's board of health expected to vote on a proposed soda ban introduced by mayor michael bloomberg. it would prohibit restaurants, movie theaters and other venues from selling other sodas and sugary beverages in containers that are larger than 16 ounce. it would be the first such ban in the nation. that panel expected to approve the ban. the company that makes so called pink slime plans to launch a defamation lawsuit today. south dakota-based beef products incorporated makes the lean
textured beef product that has been the target of heavy criticism the past year. health officials and chefs have raised concerns about the filler, which is treated with ammonia to kill bacteria. beef products incorporated has long insisted the product is safe and blames the media firestorm for having to close three plants and lay off about 700 people. the defendant in the case is unknown. a new study shows the whooping cough vaccine loses its effectiveness a few years after the final vaccine. keyser permanente says the effectiveness drops by close to 50%. doctors suggest children around 11 or 12 receive a booster shot to help prevent the disease. 44 states and the district have reported increases in whooping cough compared to the same time last period. a new study from taiwan shows people in car accidents are more likely to be using certain psycho tropic medications, that includes sleeping pills, anti-depressants
and anti-anxiety drugs. researchers discover the effect was there for patients on medications even for just a day. they say patients should not stop taking prescriptions but talk to their doctors if they're concerned. 5:21 is our time. if you step outside this morning, something very familiar will happen to you. you'll feel that cool air greeting you yet again. >> i don't want it to go away, tom kierein. >> no, if it feels like october in september, is it going to feel like november in october? >> see? don't ruin it for us. >> height right now, though, we'll take it. that's a live view. under a clear skiey, we've got e autumn constellations up. all around the region, temperatures in the 50s. that includes the mountains, and right near the waters, it's right at 60. in montgomery county, arlington,
fairfax, prince george's, it's generally in the low 50s. farther west, into prince william and loudon, it's just in the low 50s this morning. here's the storm team 4 four-day forecast with afternoon highs reaching near 80. still not too humid. just a few clouds coming and going. a gorgeous day. average high this time of year is 81. by dawn, we'll be down to near 60. we'll probably have a little sun tomorrow morning. then clouding up on friday afternoon as a front begins to approach. but we ought to make it up to around 80 again tomorrow. that front comes in friday night. a slight chance of maybe some sprinkles coming through. after that, sun back on saturday near 60 in the morning, afternoon highs near 80. sunday looking delightful. partly cloudy, morning lows, mid 50s. seven-day outlook, monday, tuesday, wednesday. well, we could have some showers moving in monday afternoon, off and on monday night and perhaps into tuesday. after that, drying out into mid
week next week. i'm back in ten minutes. a lack at your first 4 traffic now. >> if you are driving along i-95 in virginia in the stafford area, making your way northbound and southbound, travel lanes are open and continuing on to 395, this is your commute this morning. still looking good. northbound 56 miles per hour. in both directions, nice and clear on 395. a live look as you cross the 14th street bridge and make your way into the district, your travel lanes are open. not seeing any accidents in this area to worry you about. but i am starting to see volume increase, but no major delays just yet. back over to you. america is on track for its worst year ever when it comes to the west nile virus. the centers for disease control says there are reports of more than 1,400 serious cases and 118 deaths. despite mosquito season winding down, infections are expected to continue into next month. texas has been hit hardest with
nearly half of the infections there. health officials from coast to coast are spraying insecticides to prevent the spread of the disease. you may not want to know, but you'll soon be able to see how many calories you are eating when you head to the world's most popular fast-food joint. mcdonald's says it will start listing calorie information on menus in more than 14,000 restaurants starting next week. a new federal regulation will require all restaurants to post nutrition information next year, but mcdonald's decided to act early. the fast-food giant is also testing healthier menu options, including an egg mcmuffin with canadian bacon and egg whites. after a long wait, apple now has a new toy for you to obsess over. the computer giant unveiled the much anties patsed iphone 5 yesterday. the new phone features a bigger screen, faster processor and 4g connections, but there's at least one drawback. it includes a new smaller charging port, which means you'll have to buy a new adapter for your car charger or home speakers maybe. you can preorder the iphone 5
starting tomorrow. it goes on sale september 21st. today one of the college basketball's most well-known coaches will call it a career. jim calhoun will retire as head coach at connecticut. the 70-year-old calhoun won more than 850 games in 40 years as head coach. he won three national championships. the most recent coming last year. calhoun has had several health problems in recent years. he broke his hip last month when he fell off his bike. what a great career. university of maryland fans may get to see notre dame take on the terps more often. notre dame is joining the acc. the school will be a full-fledged member of the conference in every sport but football. it will remain independent in football, but will play at least five acc opponents next season. the fighting irish will remain in the big east until at least 2014. trr nationals' road trip couldn't have trarted any better. . >> there he goes. a ball lifted to left center. bryce harper is there. number 89 for the nats.
>> there you go. they finished off a sweep of the mets in new york last night with a 2-0 win. the braves also lost, so the nats' first place lead now up to eight and a half games. the nats' magic number to clinch the division is 11. they're off today, but they'll open a big weekend series against the braves in atlanta tomorrow. >> very cool. coming up, the violence toward americans is spreading this morning after a deadly attack in libya. plus, communities voicing their concerns after the murders of two teenagers in three weeks. can't complain about the weather. most of us are waking up to temperatures in the 50s. we'll look at the changes on the i'm barack obama, and i approvee this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest.
looking at the stories making headlines, violence over an anti-muslim film continues to spread, targeting more u.s. embassies. the spotlight of the presidential election shining on virginia today as both campaigns make stops in the commonwealth. hundreds will gather here in washington to remember the life of astronaut neil armstrong. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to news4 today on this thursday, september 13th.
temperatures outside our studios, just about 64 degrees at this hour. and that cool air has enveloped the area once again. >> it has. it feels great out there. tom? >> you walk the dog this morning, need a sweater again. it's off to another cool start. take a look at temperatures around the region. under this clear sky with the autumn constellations. venus, jupiter, crescent moon. we have it in the 50s. much of the region, those areas in the dark green are in the 50s and that includes just about all of virginia and all of maryland. the eastern shore, part of the mountains. these areas, a little bit of light blue, it's dipped into the upper 40s there. we are going to have a beautiful day today. we've got this gorgeous clear sky with us now. we have a few clouds beginning to develop. there are parts of a southerly flow pushing into the midwest. those will begin to arrive here tomorrow. maybe just a few clouds this afternoon popping up hour by hour today. we'll have a rapid warm-up, in
fact, by 7:00 a.m. we'll be in the upper 50s and still rather calm and cool. sunrise, 6:48. by lunch, it will be into the low 70s. highs near 80 by mid afternoon. at sunset, back down to the mid 70s. here is your first 4 traffic. >> we'll start the report by starting in prince george's county. if you're making the commute today along 301, really traveling in the mitchell area, not seeing any accidents, no major delays just yet. i'll give you a live look if you're traveling northbound at branch avenue making your way past 3:01, this is what it looks like. northbound is getting more volume right now, but still, you are moving. but you know how that goes. in a few minutes, you're going start too g start to get to more of a stop and go pace. back to you. >> thank you. we're following some
breaking news right now out of the middle east. take a look at some video we're just getting in. protesters stormed the u.s. embassy compound in yemen. witnesses say the demonstrators there didn't actually get into the building that houses the offices of the embassy, but they did set tires on fire. apparently burned an american flag once they got inside the compound walls. there are reports now that security forces in that area have restored some order there. we're working to develop those reports a little bit more for you. also as has been the case in egypt and libya, these protesters triggered by that anti-muslim video apparently produced by an american. also following developments out of other parts of the middle east this morning. violent protests over that film continuing. demonstrators stormed the embassy in yemen and protesters have gathered outside the embassy in cairo as well. this comes just days after the ambassador to libya was killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate there. nbc's tracy pots live on the hill now with more on the
political fallout from all of these attacks. >> reporter: aaron, let's talk about what the big question here in washington is. what is the response going to be to the killing of four americans in libya, a country where we had developed diplomatic ties. let's take a look at the aftermath of that attack in benghazi. we know a couple of navy wars p warships are being positioned off the coast of libya, not with orders yet. they're waiting to see if anything develops there. president obama spoke with the president of libya last night. and also, of course, all of this comes after and in conjunction with the demonstrations that were going on in cairo. we've seen more of those this morning. in an interview, the president talked about our relationship with cairo and he's been criticized by mitt romney for not doing more. let's listen. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy.
they are a new government that is trying to find its way. >> instead, when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response to the united states must be outrage. >> even some republicans now are criticizing romney for jumping in so quickly while these events were still unfolding. this now a nation in mourning. a vigil in washington last night as those bodies are due to arrive sometime today. aaron? >> thank you, tracy. the attack in libya leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off from george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. he knew ambassador stevens personally. >> he was really enthusiastic about being there and he was also very enthusiastic and excited about libyan americans coming and helping. i remember him specifically telling us, the few libyan-americans that were
there, telling us he's very proud as an american that we're here as americans helping out this revolution. >> stevens is the sixth u.s. ambassador killed on duty. the last one, adolph dubbs, who died in afghanistan in 1979. an aid worker from rockville kidnapped in pakistan last year is now asking for israel's help to be freed. 71-year-old warn weinstein asked for benjamin netanyahu's help. he said the american government had no interest in him and therefore turned to israel. he said if al qaeda's demands were met, he would be let go. in previous videos, those demands included the freeing of militant suspects and the stoppage of u.s. air strikes. virginia once again, decision 2012 central this week with several stops planned to the state by both presidential campaigns. today mitt romney will hold a r rally in fairfax. tomorrow, paul ryan will be in
harrisburg around 2:00. meanwhile, first lady michelle obama will make two stops in the state today campaigning for her husband. mrs. obama will speak to supporters in richmond at the center stage theater at 2:00 this afternoon. then she will head to fredericksburg. there she'll speak to campaign grass roots networks at the university of mary washington. that will be about 5:00 tonight. students in prince george's county are on edge after two of their classmates were killed within three weeks. police are still searching for the killers. on tuesday morning, someone shot and killed markell ross while he walked to school in capital heights. and last month, a gunman shot and killed amber stanley inside her home. both were good students and role models. police say there is no reason to believe the shootings are connected, but some students say they are worried. >> stuff is happening at central. stuff is happening in flowers. all over. it makes each one of us think okay, am i going to be the next person at this school, or that school to die next? >> police do not have a motive for either shooting. police arrested this man,
accused of so called up skirting at the tacoma metro station. police say he videotaped women up their skirts using a hidden camera while asking them for directions. detectives believe there may be more victims, including some younger than 18. if you think you may have been targeted, call tacoma park police. in the days ahead, police will demolish a vacant apartment complex. about 9:00 this morning, crews will start tearing down 26 buildings at the chapel woods apartments in the coral hills area. the move is part of an initiative to fight crime. officials say that area has been a public safety hazard. it is now 5:37. 64 degrees. not feeling so lucky. why this man says he hit the lottery jackpot but never saw a cent of the winnings. plus, why doing a little window shopping could help you find the man of your dreams. >> enjoy the cool, pleasant weather now, because changes are on the horizon. your forecast is next. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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lots of sun by late afternoon as we get back home from work and school, we'll be back down into the upper 70s. another delightful day. enjoy. i'm back with the seven-day outlook as it's going to continue into the weekend. we'll look at that in ten minutes. now a look at traffic. >> here's what's going on. two accidents to warn you about. they are slowing you down. i-95 northbound in fredericksburg, crash blocking the left laeb. you a you are starting to see some volume. accident on the outer loop of the beltway at 29. past the exit for 29, possibly block all of your lanes. chopper 4 is en route to this accident and hopefully i'll have an update in ten minutes, but for now, you are jammed and slowly getting by. watch out for the wildlife. concerns in northern virginia after another incident involving a rapid beaver. plus, why drivers caught
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welcome back. an undumtd immigrant in hyattsville is coming forward to reclaim a lottery prize he says a friend ripped off of him. ramon ortiz says two years ago he bought a $2 maryland scratch-off lottery ticket with a $1 million jackpot. ortiz doesn't speak english and doesn't have a social security number so he couldn't claim the prize himself. ortiz says he asked a legal english speaking co-worker to claim the $450,000 payout. she did claim the prize and kept it. ortiz is now suing that co-worker. a prince william county neighborhood still in shock as two women are behind bars for running an illegal daycare. police say the two women were in
charge of at least 20 kids at a home on abilene way in woodbridge. the women are accused of simply leaving the babies strapped in their car seats during the day. some were placed in a closet and in a bathroom. all of the children were under four years old. >> to hear that a provider was unlicensed with 21 children in their home was very, very shocking to me. so my heart bleeds, because to hear something like that is very shocking. >> now, none of the children was hurt and they were released back to their parents. the two women each faced seven counts of reckless endangerment of a child. this morning a business owner faces charges for selling stolen hair care products. police arrested esther goodwin. officers say they found $20,000 worth of stolen goods when they raided her salon. they believe she placed orders with professional thieves to steal what she wanted. the business is now shut down. d.c. councilmember michael brown's former treasurer is
denying brown's implications that he stole more than $100,000 from his campaign. brown came forward about the missing money earlier this week. he also said he'd fired hakeem sutton as treasurer when he realized most of the money for his campaign was gone. sutton's attorney says his client did not steal anything and even suggested the councilmember used sutton to cover up his own mistakes. brown never actually said sutton stole from the campaign but he says he expects police to file charges in the case soon. some northern virginia residents are a little hesitant about heading down to local ponds or lakes right now, and that's because there's been another rabid beaver attack, the second in two weeks. the latest incident happened at the hidden pond nature center in springfield on saturday. witnesses say there were some children fishing at a competition there when the beaver just showed up. it lunged at a 4-year-old girl. an animal control officer eventually shot and killed the animal. parents in the area say they're avoiding the water for a little while because of these attacks. >> a little nervous and hesitant to go down to the pond.
he's been crying and wanting to go down to the pond, but i'm a little nervous there's rabid animals there. we don't want to encounter another beaver. >> the most recent attacks follow one a couple of weeks ago at lake barekroft. fairfax county police say both of these attacks are extremely rare. it may be frustrating to shell out $40 for a speed camera ticket, but at least now you won't have to worry about late fees. a maryland district judge ordered montgomery county to stop charging the fees. the county had been charging a $25 late fee if drivers didn't pay within 30 days. it's bad news for the county, which made nearly $2 million just in late fees last year. if you try to cheat maryland's tolls by blowing through easy pass lanes, your name could soon end up in the hall of shame. state transportation officials are working to find out if they
can publicize the names of toll cheats and suspend vehicle registrations of repeat offenders. lawmakers are also working on legislation to crack down on drivers who don't pay. earlier this week, "the washington post" reported that nearly 650,000 cars owe nearly $7 million in unpaid tolls. expect some long lines if you're planning to try and hit the jackpot this weekend. maryland live casino opened its second and final phase yesterday. it add more slot machines and electronic table games. a high limit slots room and a 500-seat theater. maryland live the third largest commercial casino in the united states. the casino opened back in june. later this morning, maryland's public service commission will review how well local power companies handled outages after the june derecho. thousands were without power for days after that storm. the panel will hear from pepco, bge among others. the commission set aside time for another hearing tomorrow if they receive enough feedback.
time for weather and traffic. so far, no storms in sight. we've been enjoying lovely weather. hoping it will last. >> tom, i'm not an outdoorsy person, but the last few days, i can't help to get out and just be outside. >> good for you. >> i saw you for at least 15 seconds before you got if your car, sort of look at the sky. well, it is one of those days. you'll want to enjoy the outside and linger a little longer, especially for your lunch hour. you might want to consider having an al fresco lunch today. the first light of dawn beginning the show up. dew point is up a little bit up at 57. the last few mornings, it's been in the upper 40s, so it's a little bit humid. we've got a little bit of perhaps a few pieces of fog. o'ryan visible in the sky --
o'ryon in the sky. in the 50s, most of maryland and virginia, the eastern shore, closer to washington right now in the nearby suburbs in montgomery county, low to mid 50s. in prince george's county as well. points west just in the low 50s to near 50 up towards leesburg. around our region, sunrise around 68. we'll still be in the 50s, and then by noontime for your lunch hour, low to mid 70s. lots of sun. a few clouds popping up mid to late afternoon as highs reach near 80. then partly cloudy, down to near 60 by dawn on friday. tomorrow, another gorgeous day. increasing clouds up near 80 degrees. a weak front coming in from the north and west, may trigger an isolated sprinkle perhaps friday
night. sun back on saturday, near 60 in the morning, afternoon highs near 80. on sunday, another beautiful day, a bit cooler, mid 50s in the morning, partly cloudy during the afternoon, highs mid 70s. seven-day outlook into next week. there's a possibility of a shower perhaps on monday evening and off and on on tuesday. you can keep up with all the latest weather and science, technology, nature, news, follow my snarky posts on facebook on twitter. and now check out our traffic. >> right now, i'm tracking breaking news on the beltway. if you're traveling the outer loop of the beltway, crash just past hoseville road. just one lane to the right is getting by. your delays are significant. chopper 4 reports that you are jammed out of i-95. and look at this. just sitting in traffic. this is going to be a mess this morning as cars are trying to make their way on the outer loop of the beltway. it is going to be a slow commute. i would advise you right now, it's still early, plan an
alternate route because if it's looking like this now, you can imagine what it's going to look like later today. the crash outer loop of the beltway as you approach colesville road, just one lane getting by, the right lane. just a complete mess on the outer loop of the beltway. i'm going to track this for you all morning long. back in about 20 minutes with another update. tonight you can voice your opinion on the plan for rate increases on the dulles toll road. rates expected to go up 50 cents for most cars next year and will eventually cost 4.50 for a one-way trip. the money will help fund construction on the silver line, which will connect metro through dulles corridor. the public meeting is at spring hill elementary in mclean tonight from 5:00 until 8:00. you think gas prices are high here? check out these prices in new jersey. 8.99 a gallon right now. about 50 gas stations in new jersey are selling gas at more than $8 a gallon.
station managers are protesting what they call a pricing scheme by luk oil. they claim they force franchi franchisees to do this. a new report shows the cheapest flights for thanksgiving will go on sale next week. thanksgiving falls on november 22nd, a little more than ten weeks away. farecompare.com reports the cheapest dates to fly are monday before the holiday and on thanksgiving. if you can also save money if you return any day except the sunday or monday after the holiday. frontier airlines is punishing customers who don't use their site to book plane tickets. the airline is limiting benefits to people who buy their tickets on sites like expedia or travelocity. customers who book elsewhere will get fewer frequent flier miles and will have to pay more for flight changes. they also won't be able to pick up their seats until they actually check in. some positive developments this morning related to the
foreclosure crisis. but the good news may be short-lived. >> reporter: banks seized fewer homes, although more homeowners received their first foreclosure notices. realty track, which monitors activities, says the number of foreclosures, auctions and repossession rose since july, but that was down more than 15% from a year ago. activity rose in 20 states led by those that require courts to sign off on foreclosures. illinois ranked highest among state foreclosure rates for the first time since realty track began reporting notices in 2005. and retailers plan to tout bigger is better when it comes to tvs this holiday season. analysts say they'll try to get people to trade in their 42-inch flat screens for larger sets. 60 or even 90 inches. you'll also be able to get those bigger sets at much lower prices than just a few years ago.
and many stores are offering incentives to get you to buy. for example, best buy is providing free delivery and will also pick up those tvs within 30 days if you're not satisfied. amazon is offering what it's calling free enhanced deliver on most tvs 48 inches or larger. customers can schedule their own delivery day, and the amazon shipper will not only deliver it, but they'll unpack it and make sure it's working properly. so they're trying to get with us the good old customer service angle. >> imagine that. that's a throwback definitely, it sounds like. thank you. the holiday season is right around the corner and that means looking for the most popular toys of the season. >> i can't think about holiday shopping yet. toys 'r' us is helping customers make sure they don't lose out on picking up the must-have toys this year. the retail giant is adding a hot toy reservation system which will let customers receive e-mails when they can pick up the toys in the stores.